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good morning, america. extreme weather warning. massive dust storms wreak havoc across the midwest, with hurricane-strength winds. blinding hundreds of drivers and flipping trucks. at least one 30-car pileup and dozens of wrecks. the dramatic pictures this morning. new this morning in the race for the white house. romney has his biggest lead in at least one national poll. with obama holding his own in two key battleground states. the two men, side-by-side last night, trading campaign punches for white tie punch lines. >> it's nice to finally be relaxed and to wear what ann and i wear around the house. >> i feel really well-rested after the nice, long nap i had in the first debate. cracking the case. a stunning, new lead in the frantic search for that missing
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21-year-old wife who disappeared on her five-minute drive to starbucks. did these kids find her cell phone? and will it solve the mystery? and she really is a firework. meet jodi. her amazing transformation through the power of music. all leading up to this moment. her unbelievable duet with one of the hottest stars on the planet. we cannot wait to show you this incredible story. ♪ baby you're a firework ♪ come on let your colors burst ♪ a nice, inspiring story for a rainy friday in new york. good morning, everyone. robin home, recovering from her bone marrow transplant. sam is off. great to have elizabeth vargas and ginger zee in. >> great to be here. >> good morning. >> great. we have a big, big show this morning. an abc news exclusive. a bombshell interview with chris cuomo. he sits down with the young man known as victim number one in the jerry sandusky case.
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and this young man holds nothing back. he has a lot of anger directed at everyone involved in this case. >> and he says a lot of people didn't listen to him. when he tried to tell what was going on. and breaking overnight, an update on the 15-year-old schoolgirl, malala, who has inspired so many around the world. she was hunted down and shot in the head by the taliban in afghanistan. we've learned this morning she's in great britain in a hospital, standing for the first time. and she's writing notes, what country am i in? that shows her brain is working really well. really great news. >> a lot of progress. >> that's great to hear. and we have the flaw with the claw. we have all tried to go one on one with the claw. now, for the first time, it has been revealed why we almost always lose. we have the secret documents that reveal why the claw gets us every time. >> would you please send these to my son so we can stop -- >> yes. stop the madness. >> stop with the dollar bills. >> not sure it's going to work. first, let's get to the extreme weather. high winds and huge dust storms are causing chaos across the
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midwest. abc's ginger zee is in for sam this morning and has the latest on the storms. good morning, ginger. >> good morning, elizabeth. impressive numbers. look at this. 81-mile-per-hour gusts. that's rapid city, south dakota. in nebraska, 73 miles per hour. but you have to see the pictures. we start with what it looked like on the road. you couldn't see anything. so, the wind blows all that dry, dry dust that's been out there from all the drought. and that's what you get. you get a 30-car pileup in some places. dozens of injuries and accidents. this was not a good day in parts of the plains and midwest. of course, all those accidents, now, starting to get cleaned up. and you're wondering, what's happening next as far as weather goes? where does the wind go? it goes to the east, of course. this is who's going to have it. anywhere from parts of north dakota all the way to nashville. not quite as heavy in the wind department. but still, very windy. something to be aware of on the east/west roads. george, let's head back to you.
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i'll have coming up a winter outlook. you won't want to miss it. >> oh, okay, ginger. thanks very much. a race for the white house now. and new polls are giving each candidate good news. as romney opens up his biggest lead in a gallup poll. but obama stays strong in iowa and wisconsin. it's "your voice, your vote." with just 18 days to go. jake tapper is here with all of the latest. jake, some comic relief last night after fight night on tuesday. >> reporter: good morning, george, that's right. it was a night of comedy with the intense subtext of an election that anyone can win. >> the honorable mitt romney. the honorable barack obama. >> reporter: overnight, both candidates appeared at the al smith dinner, a catholic fund-raiser in new york city. they were armed with zingers, to promote laughs, not score political points. >> in less than three weeks, voters in states like ohio, virginia, and florida will decide this incredibly important election. which begs the question, what are we doing here? [ laughter ] >> it's nice to finally relax
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and to wear what ann and i wear around the house. >> reporter: billed as part-roast/part-standup, the white tie and tails event at the waldorf astoria boasts new york's creme de la creme. >> i was well-rested after the nice long nap i had in the first debate. >> you have to wonder what he's thinking. so little time. so much to redistribute. >> sometimes it feels like this race has dragged on forever. but paul ryan assured me we have only been running for two hours and 50-something minutes. >> it's nice to have someone in our corner that we can lean on. someone who is a comforting presence without whom we wouldn't be able to go another day. i have my beautiful wife, ann. he has bill clinton. [ laughter ] >> reporter: while in manhattan, the president dropped by the set of "the daily show," to mix it up with jon stewart. >> we have been speaking, now, for i think a good 12 to 14 minutes. and i am curious.
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how many e-mails during that time do you think your campaign has sent me? >> it depends on whether you're maxed out. >> reporter: it was not all funny business. >> i would say even you would admit it was not the optimal response, at least to the american people, as far as us all being on the same page. >> well, here's what i'll say. >> yep. >> if four americans get killed, it's not optimal. >> right. >> and we're going to fix it. >> right. all of it? >> all of it. >> reporter: some conservatives making hay out of the optimal comment. nationally, romney leads in the latest gallup national tracking poll by seven points, 52% to 45 pekt. obama leads in the states of wisconsin and iowa. and in florida, north carolina, virginia, romney is showing momentum. it could all come down to ohio. >> it sure will. and it will go down to the wire. we close in on monday's final debate, a big sunday on "this week." our powerhouse roundtable and
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rahm emanuel for the democrats. and florida senator, marco rubio for the gop. and right now, josh elliott is here for the other stories. >> a big step for the young pakistani teenager shot in the head by the taliban because she fought for the right to go to school. just this morning her doctors in london told us that malala yousafzai is able to stand for the first time since the attack. and they say she is responding well to treatment. even beginning to communicate and write again. as we heard. there had been concern about brain damage. but right now, doctors say her brain is functioning and she is recovering her memory. great news, indeed. and the other big story right now. a massive car bomb exploding in beirut today. at least eight people killed, dozens wounded. there's been no claim of responsibility. violence has been on the rise in lebanon since civil war broke out in neighboring syria.
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in other new, some relief for drivers out there. we're seeing our first significant drop in gas prices this morning. the average price nationwide has fallen for ten straight days and sits at $3.71 per gallon. that may just be the beginning. some say gas could drop another 5 to 15 cents a week over the next three weeks. bringing prices down to last year's levels or perhaps even lower. and the head of the boy scouts is apologizing for decades of child sex abuse by scout leaders. all in newly released documents. the so-called perversion files name accused pedophiles of preying on boys between 1965 and 1985. many of the cases were never reported to police. in some cases, even those who had confessed were only kicked out of the organization or simply told to stay away from the victims. and three fishermen have been rescued after spending some five days adrift in the pacific with no food. the men had just run out of water when the coast guard spotted them off the gilbert
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islands. they ran into engine trouble last friday and tried to break off parts of their 17-foot boat to paddle ashore. all of them, though, are expected to be okay. and some sad news, at least for this crew. >> oh! >> the detroit tigers are moving on to the world series. taking down the yankees in four straight. a pair of two-run shots helped complete the sweep. there, one by miguel cabrera. the final yesterday, 8-1. also, last night, the cards beat the giants. they need one more win. and we're going to see cardinals and tigers for each and every marble, guys. >> good for detroit, even though my yankee household is mourning this morning. >> trying to get to the exit saying that around here. you want to be careful. >> okay. now, we're going to turn to the jerry sandusky case. and our bombshell interview with the young man who is known as victim number one. his allegations against the former penn state football coach triggered the investigation that led to sandusky's trial and his
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sentence of life behind bars. now, victim number one is going public in a book called "silent no more." he is sure to create even more shock waves with what he says. and he broke his silence to "20/20" anchor, chris cuomo. good morning, chris. >> good morning, elizabeth. this is clearly david and goliath. except there were many goliaths. remember, this is a kid who took on a coach connected to a university that dominates his hometown. all its credibility, prestige and power against him. but he had something that trumped it all. he had courage. and he had the truth. the trial of convicted child molester and former penn state football coach, jerry sandusky, may never have happened if not for this brave young man. aaron fisher was the first to accuse sandusky of being a monster. a key witness at trial. and now, he wants everyone to know how hard it was to bring sandusky down. >> victim means people feel
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sympathy for you. i don't want that. i would rather be somebody who did something good. >> reporter: aaron is 18. but was just 11 when he first met sandusky. after he was invited to his summer camp for the coach's charity, the second mile. sandusky soon targeted him, showering the boy with special attention. pulling aaron out of school during the day. sleepovers at his home on weekends. it was there, in his basement, that sandusky victimized aaron. but you weren't able to say -- >> nope. >> reporter: -- this guy is a monster. he's sexually assaulting me. >> i couldn't do it. >> reporter: why? >> embarrassment. fear of not being believed. >> reporter: that fear kept aaron silent for years. but eventually, he would gather the strength to stand up to the powerful football coach. telling his principal what was
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happening during a meeting at school. and that is when his mother says aaron was betrayed again. >> they tell me to go home and think about it. >> reporter: go home and think about what? >> that's what i said. go home and think about what? what is there to think about? we need to call the police right now. jerry was in the school. >> reporter: we found principal karen probst, who is still working at aaron's old school. why are you moving so fast now when you moved so slowly when aaron needed your help? i don't understand this. why would you avoid these questions? the school says it did appropriately respond and reported the allegations immediately. however, as you can see, they didn't want to talk to us about it. here's the key. this is an accountability story. aaron says there are others who betrayed them who have never been held to answer for what happened in this situation. tonight, we will find them. and you'll see it on "20/20." >> all right, chris. thanks so much.
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you can see more of chris' exclusive interview tonight on "20/20" at 10:00, 9:00 central, here on abc. george? >> that's powerful stuff. we're going to turn to a new government report showing a growing health hazard for small children in your own home. since we told you about the mini laundry detergent pods that small children mistake for candy, the number of cases has spiked. linsey davis has the details. >> reporter: it's happening much more often than originally thought. children mistaking these bite-sized single-dose laundry packages for bright, colorful candy. initial reports said poison centers across the country were seeing on average, ten cases a day. but now a new government report out thursday says that in just one 30-day period this summer, more than 1,000 children were sickened after eating these packets. but parents are learning just how dangerous these packs of laundry detergent can be when kids like 1 1/2-year-old isabella eat them. >> say hi. yeah, candy candy.
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i figured they were eating candy. >> reporter: minutes later, isabella had severe vomiting and diarrhea. similar instances reported across the country. many children are experiencing drowsiness, nausea, and potentially life-threatening symptoms like difficulty breathing. >> you don't think about safety-proofing laundry detergent. >> reporter: back in may, procter & gamble, the makers of tide, told abc news, they weren't just thinking about it. they planned to unveil new child-proof packaging by summer. a new double-latch lid and a larger warning on this container that some say looks like a candy jar. now, they tell us they've distributed those new containers to stores. but the old containers were never recalled, which would explain why when we went to four stores this week, we still found these easy-to-open plastic bags right on the shelf. the maker of purex packs, say they have updated the packaging since may and have labels to warn parents and provide
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specific instructions in the event of ingestion. other manufacturers who previously told us they were reviewing the packaging did not respond to our request for an update. >> i'm surprised at that. thank you very much. now, to a brazen theft caught on camera. you better be careful if you have an suv or minivan because thieves are now swiping entire rouse of seats from vehicles in just seconds. what's behind the bizarre threats? ryan owens has the story. >> reporter: the owner of this suv parked it in his dallas driveway, made sure nothing valuable was inside, and locked it up. so just what draws the attention of the crooks in that red car? enough to make them put it in reverse and come back? it turns out the three thieves are after, of all things, the third row of seats. watch as one of the trio breaks into the back. the other two dive in. within seconds, part of the seats are out. and in just 40 seconds, the entire back row is gone. police say so-called third seat
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theft is on the rise, especially in texas and california. >> it feels really bad, because, you know, people work very hard for what they have. >> reporter: replacement seats are in demand by suv owners with damaged or worn out ones. detectives say crooks can get about $1,000 for the seats on sites like craigslist or in salvage yards. not bad for 40 seconds' work. police often recover the stolen seats but have no way of reuniting them with their rightful owner. that's why los angeles police are encouraging owners to engrave their suv's v.i.n. number on the bottom of the seats. >> it's something that's simple. with a little bit of time and effort, people can protect themselves. >> reporter: something as inexpensive as a bike lock will slow crooks down. a good investment because replacing a stolen third seat at a dealership can cost up to $4,000.
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for "good morning america," ryan owens, abc news, dallas. >> hmm, that is a strange one. here's a shocker. the arcade games with a hanging claw. the one that your kids will spend ten bucks to win a 50-cent prize. but it always seems to slip away. it turns out they are rigged. can you believe it? >> no! >> abc's nick watt has the new evidence. >> reporter: as a lifelong player, this news hit me like a ton of lead. the claw is not a game of skill. the arcade owners fix it so the claw is too weak to win, 11 out of 12 grabs. ♪ stand aside, brian ross. i'll handle this one. stan mon -- santa monica pier. 3:00. and that's my partner, milo, my little boy. this is kiddie gambling. >> we have more. >> reporter: we do. 11 times out of 12, that claw is as limp as a frenchman's handshake. like taking candy from babies. >> i hope we do it. >> oh! but they're not doing anything wrong.
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the state of california mandates that just 1 in 12 times the claw must be strong enough to pick up a prize. it could be worse. over in nevada, it's just 1 in 15. >> the claw. i have been chosen. >> reporter: that, thank you, "toy story," is a rare occurrence. >> gotcha. >> reporter: the house always wins. we'll win something else. don't worry. we'll win something else. >> but i don't have any money. >> reporter: 25 bucks later. >> there we go. >> reporter: hit the button. we won a two-bit bear. [ laughter ] well done. for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, santa monica. >> oh, have we been there? >> nick will have to work overtime to pay for that. now, for another check on the weather. ginger zee in for sam. >> every time. every time. it's so true. i felt so bad for him. so glad you won, buddy. let's start with some of us winning in the winter outlook.
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noaa put it out. it's a tough thing to do a seasonal forecast. here's what they're thinking. back in parts of the rockies, above average temperatures. this is for the entire winter. below average for this small sliver we call florida. for the rest, if you don't see anything over your state, that means you're about average. drier than normal in the great lakes, and northwest. and midwest. and parts of the gulf. i'll leave you with a look at the northeast for today. for now, that is your local forecast.
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>> that is it for the nation's weather. let's head back over to george and everyone. elizabeth. josh. and josh is there, too. >> you forgot my name? >> i forgot josh was there. >> it's easy to do. >> zing! coming up on "gma," a stunning, new clue in that frantic search for the missing 21-year-old woman in oregon. somebody found her cell phone. also, why was this pregnant mom thrown off a city bus when she was racing her sick baby to the doctor?
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nonlife-threatening injuries. this started with an attempted traffic stop at 2:00 this morning. no officers were hit. sue has been busy following traffic. yes, still busy at bay bridge toll earlier accident stall cleared tow truck waiting to clear another stall right traffic backed well into the macarthur maze for bay bridge approach. westbound 4 bailey earlier accident cleared damage done, very slow westbound 580 at first and livermore that accident cleared. >> when we come back
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welcome back. low clouds over downtown san francisco, 90 minute flight arrival delays. good morning. radar returns few and far between few people have been using the wipers because of the mist in the air with cloud cover. 59 santa rosa, 58 los gatos and san jose everybody else mild low to mid 60s. 12 to 20° cooler than yesterday. today is just the beginning.
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♪ baby you're a firework come on show them ♪ ♪ what you're worth make them go high, high ♪ who is that with katy perry right there? jodi dipiazza, just 11 years old. and she has the story of her life right there. and she sang with katy perry. she's going to be here live in a couple of minutes. she's a great, little girl. good morning, america. robin recovering at home from her bone marrow transplant. >> and it was the night of too many stars. the comedy central fund-raising for autism. and we'll have more on the investigation we first told you
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about yesterday. are police close to cracking the case of that missing new wife in oregon? a brand-new lead in the search for her. she disappeared on her five-minute drive from her home to starbucks early in the morning. did these kids find her cell phone? will it finally solve the mystery? also, the bus driver versus the baby. a seattle mom kicked off a public bus. racing her sick 1-year-old to the doctor's office of all places. creating lots of discussion. we're going to explain it all coming up. plus, bieber's hollywood hoax? how the superstar appears to have fooled all of our fans. all of his fans. myself, included. >> something new every week. >> it is something new. raising the question, why? first, we get to the new leads in the search for the missing oregon woman, whitney heichel. police are now intensifying their search, combing a nearby
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park and mountain they say could be the key to her disappearance. cecilia vega is in gresham, oregon, with that story. >> reporter: police are in their fourth day of searching. but a new clue can offer important insight. this morning, investigators are focused on a potentially powerful clue found in these bushes. police aren't confirming it. but children playing behind this apartment complex are convinced that what they found here is whitney heichel's cell phone. >> i was pretty shocked. i knew i recognized the face. >> reporter: it wasn't just the photo on the phone that seems to link it to the woman. >> they started flipping through some of the text messages. and one that said, from scott. we're trying to find out, where are you? are you okay? so, i mean, it kind of confirmed it to me that it was her cell phone.
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>> reporter: heichel's family remains mystified and devastated about her disappearance. hours before the phone discovery, her husband tried to speak to reporters but couldn't get the words out. >> what do i say? >> reporter: the 21-year-old barista, seen here in this home video obtained by abc news, was supposed to show up at the starbucks just five minutes from her house on tuesday morning. she never did. with this clue left behind. her black ford explorer where a walmart parking lot. the front side passenger window smashed. mud on the tires. >> do you believe whitney is still alive? >> we don't know yet. we're hoping for the best and doing everything we can. >> reporter: police say heichel
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left her house for work as usual, at 6:45 a.m. on tuesday. she was supposed to start at 7:00. her atm card was used at a gas station about two hours later. >> this compassionate, laughing, person. her heart's as big as the sun. and we just need you guys and everybody to keep looking for her. >> reporter: the search for heichel still goes on. and today, it may have one more clue. and that cell phone was found just four miles away from whitney heichel's home. her family says her nickname was momma, elizabeth, because she has been like a second mother to everyone in her life. >> all right, cecilia. thank you so much. i hope they get a break in that case soon. we're going to turn to the story out of seattle about a mom kicked off the public bus with her 1-year-old, after the sick baby created a stink. she had to walk to the doctor's office, all while four months pregnant.
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neal karlinsky has more on the outrage this story has sparked. >> reporter: any parent can tell you how stressful it is to travel with a baby. but nicole says the problem she ran into this week when she boarded a city bus with her 1-year-old took it to a whole new level. >> he had just popped in his diaper, as soon as i got on. >> reporter: what's a mother to do? her son was sick. she was taking him to the doctor. but that wasn't the worst of it. more, as they say, was about to hit the fan. >> the bus driver told me i needed to get off the bus. and i said, why is that? she said, your baby is -- he smells really bad. and it's not fair that we all have to smell that. >> reporter: so, off she went, according to her. four months pregnant, baby in tow, and still a half-mile from her doctor. a seattle metro spokesperson called it a very unique situation. our goal is always to balance the comfort of all our riders. they're now investigating. but this isn't the first baby booted off public transportation just for acting like a baby.
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last year, this video of a portland woman struggling with a crying baby in the back of a bus went viral after she says she was kicked off for making too much noise. >> you can't kick a woman off with her baby. that driver's crazy. >> reporter: the driver was reportedly disciplined. but who is really to blame when babies interrupt an innocent bystander's bliss? >> the baby was being a baby, pooping or crying. we're saying get off the bus. that's intolerant. >> reporter: the experts say you have to expect babies to act their age. and hope the grown-ups will, too. for "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >> they couldn't just let her go the half-mile further to the pediatrician's office? >> he looks better now. time, now, for the weather with ginger zee in for sam. >> we're going to start in dubai. this is the tallest building of
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the world. but you're not seeing all of it thanks to the rolling fog coming in around sun rise. beautiful photos coming out of there. new york city, not as beautiful. the clouds above most of the buildings. the dew point and the temperature is the same. it's 50 and it's been raining. a lot of folks are going to see a cooldown. please the numbers. buffalo, goes from 62 to 59. through the weekend, a little cooler. washington, d.c., down in the mid to low 60s by the end of the weekend. and we'll leave you with a >> this weather report brought to you by walmart.
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back now at 7:41. we have a big controversy that's heating up for justin bieber. yes. naked pictures? of the pop star turned up online earlier this week. i know, this is shocking to hear. but they went viral. it turns out, now, though, it may all be a hoax, with bieber in on it the whole time. abc's paula faris, what is going on? >> reporter: maybe he was feeling pressure to add to his twitter followers. if there's one person that bunt doesn't need more publicity, it's justin bieber. that's why it's a tad shocking that he was not only behind the hoax. but he went to great lengths to create it. this racy picture, reported to be justin bieber in the buff, rocketed across the internet earlier this month. fans of the clean-cut canadian, led to believe the photo, along with several video clips had been leaked online. that tiny bird tattoo, seemed to match one of the sicker's hip.
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even bieber's tweets fueled the roomers. yesterday, during the show, me and my tour manager had some stuff stolen. i had a lot of personal footage on that computer. but it turns out, the only real footage was this. the biebs showing off his dance moves in his new music video with nicki minaj. and that controversial photo, apparently a p.r. stunt, pulled by the artist to promote his music video. why risk your reputation for a publicity prank? >> it's part of becoming a pop star now a days. you can't do it unless you do these things for attention. >> reporter: earlier this month, these racy rihanna photos were posted on instagram. they weren't a mistake, either. rihanna was promoting her purr fume. and back in june, the material girl gave fans a peep during a
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show. some arguing madonna did it to get headlines. >> a bit of a desperate play, don't you think? >> reporter: why would the biebs, arguably one of the hottest stars on the planet, want or need the extra attention? >> publicity stunts, as much as they seem like stunts, actually yield success. his fans love it. they go crazy over it. >> reporter: and bieber may just have gotten the last laugh after all. tweeting, since i was 4, i've had a lot of things said about me from dying to saying i had a baby with a woman i never even met. nude pics, drugs, but today, today i get to be in on it. the biebs may also be laughing all the way to the bank. ♪ when the music makes you move ♪ >> reporter: this music video now has more than 33 million views online. and that new music video is being viewed at a record pace. there were 10.6 million views within the first 24 hours. of course, 33 million and
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counting, like we just referenced. >> i guess, mission accomplished. thank you, paula. and coming up, we have brand-new details on justin timberlake and jessica biel in italy. the clues that we have that they are, in fact, about to tie the knot this weekend. we'll tell you those. and the game's in overtime. it's 55-55. and i did it again. i keep doing it. >> just freeze it. just freeze it. you don't -- no. stop it. [ bonnie ] i felt, with sensitive teeth, i had limits put on me. when i went to my dentist, he had said, "we do have a solution for sensitive teeth. you're going to have to change out your toothpaste." i like the way my old toothpaste felt. it made my teeth feel really clean, and i didn't want to not have that again. my dentist suggested that i switch to sensodyne. when i went to sensodyne it was as if i was still using my old toothpaste, but it has an added benefit, which will help take away my sensitivity. it's a life changer, it really is. it makes you go from grumpy back to happy again. it's a♪life changer, it really is. we can't guarantee she'll always mind her table manners.
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here's "the play of the day." >> every now and again the "plays of the day" are plays of the day. >> plays. >> especially when they're this. a special one this morning. look at austin rehkow. he is the kicker here who kicked a 67-yard field goal. >> oh, my gosh, wow. >> let me see that again.
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that's probably good from 69 or 70. again, a washington state record. it's tied for the second-longest state field goal in national high school history. >> that's a rocket. >> some kid kicked it 68 yards, so they say. >> that is perfect. >> that was perfect. there was no wobble. we're so happy to have austin joining us right now, who right now, only has a partial scholarship offer to eastern washington. we're getting you to alabama by the end of the segment. austin, did you know it was good from the moment you kicked it? >> i kind of kicked it. i was worried it would be a little bit left. and it started to straighten out a little bit for me. and from 67 yards away, it's kind of hard to tell if it goes over the bar or just short of it. so, i really had to wait for the refs to put their arms up for me. >> we should note that was to send this game to overtime. and in overtime, they won the game, 62-55. >> have you ever done one this long in practice?
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>> no, that was definitely my pr. my furthest before that in practice was a 60-yard kick. and this tuesday, we had a strong tailwind. tried 67. all those attempts came up short. so, to get it with no wind and especially in a game, is a pretty great feeling. >> not windy is stunning. to put this into perspective, the nfl record is 63 yards. he pushed far past that. good luck where you matriculate. eastern washington, alabama, my usc trojans. austin, thanks for joining us. >> thanks forri having me. coming up, spinderella. deejay friday. go nowhere! i was living with this all-over pain. a deep, throbbing, persistent ache.
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good morning. drivers sides of the bay will have to keel with closure of san mateo this -- have to deal with closure of san mateo bridge in weekend from 10:00 tonight until 5 monday morning. here's sue. live shot of the san mateo bridge here. traffic now nice. yes your alternates this weekend 237 dumbarton to the south bay bridge to the north. we have a problem with my map, major problem southbound 680 at andreotti still slow over
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the sunol grade. thickest clouds along the coast half mile visibility everybody else okay near 90 minute flight arrival delays into sfo. 10 to 20° cooler today, cooler this weekend. rain possible next week.
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[ cheers and applause ] a little rain's not going to get us down this friday morning, because we have d.j. spinderella in the house. remember her from salt-n-pepa. the little girl who took the stage with katy perry, you see her. it was fantastic. we're going to talk to her this morning. and we have a whole lot more coming up. good morning, america. robin at home recovering from her bone marrow transplant. sam is off. great to have elizabeth vargas and ginger zee this morning. >> want to point out. we know robin is watching at home. you mentioned sam is off. it's too bad because a dear
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friend of he and his sister's brought a sign in today. his friend, lauren. someone i tweet with regularly. that's lauren's friend's mother, right there. that's sam's sister. and take a look at -- >> what? >> push in real close. >> you gotta get real close. >> real close. keep on going. >> wait, sam is not a natural blonde? >> hi, sam. it's sort of like sam is here. >> look at those '70s shirts. >> josh, this is kind of mean. to do this when he's not here. >> not really. we like to have sam near and dear. i don't want to go a day without him. and thankfully, i don't have to. thank you. thank you, forever. coming up this half hour, we have new details out of italy. italia, as josh and i called it when we were in perugia covering
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stories in the past. all signs are pointing to a big wedding for justin timberlake and jessica biel this weekend. these pictures and the celebrities gathering to wish them well. george, you're going, right? >> yeah. and they're blowing it out. >> reports are amazing on what they're doing to celebrate. we have our own romance expert this morning. we've gotten text messages from a guy that we just can't seem to decipher. now, the brothers are here and will help us get to the bottom of them all. >> these guys translate guy? >> yeah. >> guy -- dating guy. i can't send him george's text and say, what the heck does this mean? >> that would be so boring. also, tom hanks. he's never boring. he's here in a great new movie. "cloud atlas." plays a whole bunch of different characters over different centuries. getting oscar buzz again. and we also have one more "what would you do?" what would you do if you caught someone cheating on "who wants to be a millionaire"? this is something you don't want to miss.
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first, let's get to josh elliott and some news. >> we going to begin with new polls in the race for president. showing just how tight a race this is. president obama appears to be holding on to the lead in battleground states of iowa and wisconsin. but mitt romney is ahead in key states, as well. virginia, north carolina, and florida among them. both men appeared together at a charity event last night, exchanging jokes, helping to raise $5 million, as well. the president also appeared on "the daily show with jon stewart." and agreed that the u.s. response in the deadly consulate take in libya was, and i quote, not optimal, end quote. and good news about the young pakistani girl that was shot in the head by the taliban because she was fighting for the right to go to school. her doctors now say, that that woman, malala yousafzai, has stood up for the first time since the attack. is starting to write again. she even asked what country she's in, which doctors say indicates good brain activity.
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but they admit that malala does face a long recovery ahead. cautious optimism to be sure. in colorado, a new development in the search for the killer of 10-year-old jessica ridgeway. police are looking into a possible link between jessica's murder and the attempted abduction of a woman on memorial day weekend, less than one mile from jessica's home. and for the first time, they've released a description of the suspect. a light-skinned male. as young as 18 years old. between 5'6" and 5'8" inches tall. and a stretch of interstate near the oklahoma/kansas border, shut down during a massive dust storm is reopened this morning. swirling dust created near-blackout conditions, causing dozens of car wrecks. the worst, a 30-car pileup. and two new jersey police officers are being hailed as heroes for saving the driver of this burning car. you're going to see them pull the driver out over hz overturned car just moments before it burst into flames. the driver did suffer a head
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injury. but other than that, is okay. again, as graphic as this video does appear, the driver and the rescuers, guys, all are okay. >> that's good news. great. more good news, everybody. good morning, everybody. happy friday. and big news for taylor swift fans, as we count down to her appearance next week on "gma." this morning, we can now announce that taylor will be performing live on the cma awards. that's airing here on abc on november 1st. she, of course, is the cma's reigning entertainer of the year. and the cmas will be the first televised performance of her new single. it's called "begin again." but you don't have to wait until then to hear it. we have a world exclusive sneak peek of the video right now. ♪ you throw your head back like a little kid ♪ ♪ i think it's strange you think you're funny ♪ ♪ because he never did >> expected to be standing room only here on monday and tuesday
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for our big taylor swift two-day exclusive. again, it all starts monday. and the negotiating has already begun to have a day off from school. i know, you're going through it, too. >> oh, yeah. >> my kids were begging last night. >> your boys, huh? >> my boys. my 9-year-old. please? please? >> i hope i can get into the studio on monday and tuesday. >> josh is -- >> push aside all of the kids. >> it would be funny to have all of our kids in our seats. >> they would love it. we also -- today we have more details on justin timberlake and jessica biel's wedding that will reportedly take place this weekend in italy. sources saying the long-time lovebirds will marry in a tiny town outside of naples. that's a location that apparently means a lot to both of them. that meaning might be that the pair met in italy. in 2007. they were guests at a friend's wedding. >> they've been together a long
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time. >> yeah, they have, on and off. really solid. and according to "life & style" magazine, timberlake was celebrating at a prewedding dinner with buddies. they probably brought a wedding gift in a box. >> i think it's going to be robello, italy. a stunning town off the coast. >> incredible. >> good for them. can't wait to see her in that dress, too. i'm sure she'll be gorgeous. a lot of women pay good money to flash a little red on the bottom of their christian louboutins. but those women are not martha stewart. the home making queen is not a fan of the signature sole. when she buys a pair, she says she paints them black. it's fashion blasphemy. blasphemy. she likes the shoe. she doesn't like the red show. she's flashy. martha is particular. but she had to ask mr. louboutin's permission.
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and he's okay with it. it's when people want to paint your other shoes red, that's when he gets testy. >> i thought the red was the point. >> the red is the point. yeah. >> all right. thank you two fashion experts. one small step for a panda cub. one giant leap for historical for mankind. there's a proud panda mama in the san diego zoo this morning. her baby who doesn't have a name yet because that's tradition. he had a big day yesterday. he took his first steps. oh, my gosh. the back legs are not quite strong enough to support himself entirely on his own. the senior veterinarian describing the walk like a toddler holding on to furniture. we all remember our kids doing that. the sixth giant panda to be born at the san diego zoo. >> and looks healthy.
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good morning to you. it is 8:14. we're back, now, with the latest on britney spears in the middle of a bitter legal batter with her former manager, sam lufti. that lawsuit has just taken an ugly turn, with nasty accusations that have been launched at the pop star. and "x-factor" judge. bianna golodryga is here, now, with the latest. good morning, bianna. >> reporter: good morning, lara. her career is on top of the world right now. but just a few years ago, britney spears was making headlines for what looked like a very public downward spiral. now, the star's parents are fighting allegations that at that time, britney was using drugs. the battle between britney spears' ex-manager and her parents is heating up. an attorney for sam lutfi, spears' former confidant and manager, said his client was trying to help the singer, but lost control when a series of events that led to her being hospitalized. the lawyer says lutfi was made a
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scapegoat for the drug abuse and erratic behavior of britney spears. she liked to use amphetamines, speed or uppers. and most of the things that went wrong were related to that drug. ♪ i see you >> reporter: it was during this time period that britney's disjointed and awkward performance at the video music awards in 2008, caused whispers through the music industry. and britney caused a sensation, when she was captured on video with a newly-shaved head. back in 2010, lutfi defended britney's behavior. >> i think she is expressing her independence and freedom. which, hopefully, she'll get the chance to do again. some time soon. there's nothing wrong with britney. she's -- she's awesome. >> reporter: but photos of her striking an suv with an umbrella caused people to worry she was out of control. and again, lutfi was on her side. but now, his attorney claims the drug-sniffing dogs turned up a substance that the grammy winner today lutfi was probably crystal meth.
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britney was eventually hospitalized. and her father was appointed by the courts to act as conservator. in 2008, she lost custody of her two sons to ex-husband, kevin federline. she regained custody of her boys in 2011. so far, no response from britney spears or her parents. her parents are scheduled to make a statement some time later today. lara? >> thank you, bianna. george, amy? now, we're here with the guys from hetexted. you guys have a great job right now. you translate all the texts that guys send to women when they're trying to be -- as noncommittal as possible. you do the translating. we had amy robach go out and put this all to the test. >> that's right. this website is started by two women. too good to be true? we're going to talk to the bros in a minute. but first, take a look at how the website actually works. >> it's not just texting. it's e-mail. it's voicemail. it's snail mail. >> that's regular mail. >> whatever. none of it's working. >> reporter: movies depict it,
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like in, "he's just not that into you." >> he's going to call. >> maybe it wasn't the end. >> reporter: so often, your girlfriends give you the advice you want to hear, not what you need to know. so, where does a girl turn? how about >> it's like an advice column on steroids. >> reporter: at the site, you take a screen grab of your conversation, post it and wait to see what people think. like here. >> he sends her a picture of the toaster. at 2:00 a.m. she's asking, what does it mean? >> we're like, say no to this turtle. >> reporter: others, like victoria, write in to the bros on the site for a little more personalized attention. >> i told him the situation. i told him, i work with this guy. he's really nice. i assume he just wants to grab a friendly cup of coffee. >> reporter: you didn't want to give him the wrong idea. and you didn't want to be rude. >> and i didn't want to be that girl that just wants to be friends. but, no, wait. i have a boyfriend.
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so now i'm wondering, does he like me as a friend since we technically went to college together? or does he like me more than that? >> reporter: that's where chris steps in. he decodes the text messages or e-mail exchanges. what is it about text messages that creates such ambiguity, that girls are needing to have them deciphered by another guy? >> yeah. really simple, right? when you text message, you lose the emotion because it's quick blips. that's not how we're used to communicating. i can see your facial expressions, i can see your body language, your voice. and so when we text, that's why we use emoticons. i'm smiley. say yes to coffee. too awkward if you don't. be sure to drop your boyfriend at some point over the next few days. >> reporter: the advice was good advice? >> it was really good advice. okay. let's put chris and tim to the live test right now. you guys, amy and josh, you have actual texts that came in? >> yep. >> number one -- >> love you.
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>> ah. >> to the moon and back and around the milky way. >> please bring an iphone car charger. guys? >> what do you think? >> that doesn't sound so good. >> yeah. >> audience, what do you think? >> really? that's really shocking. >> undecided? >> maybe. >> you have faith. >> that's less helpful. it was cool hanging out. >> yeah. if you're going out tonight, bring ali? we're going to jimmy's. >> awesome. will tell her. can't wait to see you. >> okay. >> okay? >> not a good sign if you're saying okay after you said you're excited to see him. >> and how about telling her to bring a friend? >> i think she should not go. >> can i see one? really? i think he's pretty decided. here we go. so, my parents are going to be gone this friday. wanna come over? >> what are we going to do? >> i just need some help with
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algebra. >> oh. i thought we could study anatomy together. >> i'm not even in that class. why would we do that? [ laughter ] >> audience? that's about right. >> yeah. >> i think it's -- >> i think he was flirting. >> and i think he was flirting. that first text. >> it's friday night. >> are they ever into them in these? >> yeah. >> that's why he's paid the big bucks. >> he's not studying math on friday night. >> thank you, guys. across the city, elizabeth and tom hanks, talking. >> tom is busy. >> i was sending a message to the control room. sorry about that. >> that's right, george. thank you. tom hanks is starring in "cloud atlas," a movie already getting so much oscar buzz. >> is it really? >> it is. >> great. from your lips. >> to god's ears. it tells six stories over the course of five centuries. and hanks plays six very different characters. and we're so delighted to have you here. i saw this movie yesterday
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afternoon. it is nearly three hours long. and i didn't want it to end. >> seems like 33 minutes, doesn't it? >> it seems like 33 -- 2:50-something. >> it went like that. >> it's really astonishing. >> i think it's an epic motion picture. forgive me. we've done this before. i've talked about films. and i like them all. i'm delighted to go and talk about it. but this is an extraordinary motion picture. luckily, i'm only in about one-third. so, every time i see it, i see all of the stuff i'm not in. >> but you do play six very different characters in the movie. here's one of them. six different accents. even different languages. >> yes. >> in the case of zachary, the futuristic. >> that was part of the fabulous filmmakers who wrote and directed it, andy wachowski and tom tykwer. they took what could have been an impossible aspect of making this movie. how are you going to cast 49 people in this? we're going to tie them together
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as to the evolution of their souls. in every part they play impacts the next one or makes a comment on the next one. and every one ties to the growth of the next one. or in hugh grant, how much more evil they become? and hugh grant is an evil, evil, evil dude. >> and unrecognizable in this. it's pretty amazing. >> yes, he is. >> the message of the movie is that if you can try to sum it up is that every act of kindness or cruelty, no matter how small in your life, can have repercussions. >> reverberates throughout all eternity. it's really -- i mentioned. there's so many different levels of it. but this is what always happens in each one of the stories. somebody says, you're going against the status quo. there was a natural order of things. the white people are free. the black people are slaves. you can't change that. you can't change it. and every one of the stories, either in the past or in the future, is essentially making that same argument. >> let's take a look at a clip. >> all right. >> one of your many characters. >> i look like one of my
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characters now. look at this sad face, baggy-eyed dude on "good morning america." >> you look fantastic. >> well, thank you. >> let's look at the clip where you're playing a british writer who has just been given a really nasty critique by a book critic. let's see. >> ladies and gentlemen, we have an additional award tonight. an award for most eminent critic. felix finch. >> well. just what does that leadless pencil you call an imagination, have in mind to end this scene? >> i think you're going to love this one. [ screaming ] >> i think -- tom hanks here for "good morning america." i think the lesson to take away from that clip is don't mess with me, liz vargas.
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>> i'm not -- i loved the movie. don't throw me out on the street. can you speak this that accent? >> we have mic issues. that one? mostly, it's swear words. so, that's a little bit hard. >> if you say it with an accent, they won't know it's a swear word. >> i want people to -- mth will [ muted ] >> we're so sorry, "good morning america." >> man, oh, man. >> we'll bleep that out. >> i'm sorry. i slipped into a brand of acting. i have never done that before. i would apologize to the kids in america, who are watching right now. and let me say, next time on the show, there will be a seven-second delay. >> you also speak in another language -- >> i think i might have just made that a little incomprehensible to some people. >> okay. zachary. >> never give me a hand-held mik. that's all i can -- i blame the
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staff. i blame the staff. man, oh, man. >> can you say something in zachry's accent? >> yes, i will. >> the futuristic -- >> as well as emotions. i will say, let's give some spec kudos to lizzie v. for giving up the true true. >> true true. >> all right, what did i just say? let's give some spec kudos. >> let's give kudos -- >> let's give the spec cowtow to lizzie v. a special acknowledgment of respect. for giving up the true true. for telling the truth. that's what you do right here on "good morning america." hopefully, next time, with a seven-second delay. >> the movie's fantastic. "cloud atlas" opens this weekend, and friday october 26th. don't miss it. it's unbelievable. >> once again, my apologies to the people of the united states of america.
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good morning. i'm eric thomas. firefighters in lake county counting on calmer weather to help them gain ground on a 300 acre wildfire. highway 29 closed from middleton to lower lake right now the fire is 30% contained. last night crews managed to stop that fire from advancing. san mateo bridge is going to close tonight. it will the bay bridge will take the brunt also dumbarton and 237. right now bay bridge metering lights on. earlier accident at and did they cleared. traffic 880 through oakland
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earlier stall at high, northbound slow from 238. when we come back,
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clouds still along the coast quarter mile visibility at half moon bay. plenty of cloud cover flight arrival delays of 90 minutes into sfo everybody else on time. record highs concord and oakland at 87. today 12 to 20° cooler, 60s
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and 70s clouds stubborn ♪ baby you're a firework our "gma" family. it is pouring out in times square. and they are out in droves. for a friday full of fireworks. that's katy perry right there. d.j. spinderella. we have fireworks going on. >> thank you. >> thank you, deejay. good morning, everyone. robin at home, recovering from her bone marrow transplant. great to have elizabeth vargas and ginger zee here. >> and ginger and i are on a seven-second delay, should ginger go wild and say crazy things. coming up, we can't wait for this story. the unbelievable duet. katy perry and the 11-year-old named jodi dipiazza, singing together. jodi is going to join us live in the studio to play for us in
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just a moment. she is at the grand piano, getting warmed up. we're excited to hear you. >> jodi is an amazing little girl. we'll touch your heart. also, meredith vieira and regis philbin, they helped so many become richer and richer on "who wants to be a millionaire." but what if it turns out someone was cheating on the show? and we caught them on camera. that mustache, sort of tragic. >> give them a break. >> once he gets millions, he'll get a better stache. also, the grammy-winning singer/song writer, ryan bingham will be joining us. can't wait to see him on "good morning america." let's get to a big question. how far would you go to win on "who wants to be a millionaire"? would you cheat? it is a jaw-dropping "what would
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you do?" and john quinones has the story. john? >> reporter: thousands of hopefuls line up outside the new york city studio to take the exam that could get them on the show. and make them filthy rich. >> yeah. 67. >> reporter: so, what would you do if the test taker next to you started cheating? >> oh. spread sheet program. >> oh. >> yeah. >> i'm going to need a lifeline for this one. >> maybe we should ask the audience. >> reporter: will these real contestants stand up to our cheaters before they go on to win it all? what would you do? our hidden cameras are rolling, as this group of potential contestants is about to start the audition test. they have no idea our two actors are sitting right next to them. >> everybody wants to be a millionaire here? >> yeah.
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>> terrific. >> this is going to be 15 questions. you have ten minutes to take the test. i'll be back in a few moments. congratulations, everybody. ten minutes. >> reporter: and they're off. and no one is watching. [ whispering ] >> reporter: our actress, tracy, can't help herself. but this woman is not playing along. >> does anybody know eight? >> how stupid are you? do your own test. >> i just want to be a millionaire. it's stressful. >> i don't want to hear it anymore. neither does anyone else. >> so, we shouldn't ask the audience, is what you're saying? >> shut the [ bleep ] up. >> reporter: the tension is rising as the clock ticks away. >> drop it. >> reporter: time is up. our producer returns. >> how did it go? >> i did very well. i did good. i knew a lot of the answers. >> reporter: she may feel pretty confident. but her fellow test takers feel
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pretty upset. >> there were people in the room talking while we were taking the test. i drove all the way from texas. >> i agree with what he's saying. >> you're not supposed to cheat. >> we didn't cheat. >> i heard you ask about one of the questions. >> i asked. but nothing answered. >> you're not supposed to speak. >> how dare you accuse me of cheating, kentucky. >> where is john quinones? >> reporter: funny they should ask. it's "what would you do?" millionaire style. >> john never had an introduction quite like that one. "what would you do?" is going to be on tonight at 9:00, 8:00 central. don't miss it, right here on abc. >> i love those. >> i know. >> when he jumps out of the chair. >> i'm waiting for john quinones. now, let's go outside to ginger zee, sitting in for sam champion. >> are you seeing this?
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you can hardly see the signs because the rain has taken over. but dan and pam, happy 42nd. where are you from? >> cedar rapids, iowa. >> in unison. as they have been for 4 years. raining here in new york. it was and is throughout the day in chicago, too. look at the low-lying clouds there. we look west of the city. i want to see what happens this weekend, right? we have a warm-up for chicago, included. look at the temperature by sunday. 65 today. only 54. st. louis gets to 77 by sunday. almost 80. look at that beef-up in the warm department. and across the nation, i'll leave you with a look at what you can expect.
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>> this weather report brought to you by party city. and just a note. all wearing purple for gladd spirit day. that's why the purple is on the set. right, lara? >> i have my purple scarf, because i don't have any purple tops. >> it works. >> yeah. >> we're all here. >> everybody onboard this morning. as many of you parents know, it's crunch time for high school seniors with the college application deadlines coming fast. a little help from becky worley. she has the top three things every senior can do right now to get their application on top of the pile. >> reporter: there's stress. stress about college. where do you want to go? how are you going to get in? so, we've devised a little standardized test of our own. what are the top things you need to do in the application process for college. a fresh crew from novato high
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school in california, say they're up to the task. sharpen your pencil and let's go. is your facebook profile considered in the application process? yes? no? >> no. >> reporter: according to one survey, one-quarter of admissions officers use facebook or google to get a beat on applicants. >> if you think your grandmother or grandfather would be okay with the photo or the comment, it's probably okay with an admissions officer. >> reporter: tip number one, clean up your social media profile. next question, admission directors wish high school students would -- take more history and art classes? take advanced math and science classes. or "c," load up on extracurricular clubs and sports. >> you want a spread of math and science. >> reporter: the correct answer, "b." colleges want students who load up on stem classes, science, technology and math. final question. what's the first step as you start the application process? create a calendar? it's all about the deadlines.
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plan your college visitations around the best party schedule. "c," strategize your essay on what makes you look intelligent. correct answer, calendar. >> test dates. applications deadlines. we're approaching the early decision deadlines. we'll have the regular decision deadlines after that. >> reporter: so, get the deadlines, apply with confidence. and make it happen. for "good morning america," becky worley, abc news, novato, california. >> good luck to all the applicants. coming up right here, katy per perry, jodi dipiazza. don't want to miss it. >> no way.
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we're counting down to a great event happening sunday night. comedy central's night of too many stars. it's a night that raises money for educational programs for kids with autism, that affects 1 in 88 children. part of the event was recorded
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over the weekend. and i was lucky enough to be there, to witness an incredible moment between this little girl, 11-year-old jodi, who has autism, and her idol, katy perry. take a look. it's called the night of too many stars. >> tonight is about helping people that love with autism now. >> reporter: a biannual event to raise money for autism. featuring some of the biggest stars around. >> see if we've had work done. >> reporter: but the breakout star of the night, 11-year-old jodi dipiazza, diagnosed with autism just before her second birthday. >> what they told us was, there's no cure for it. it's a lifelong disability. and don't expect too much. >> jodi would engage in pretty severe tantrums when we disrupted any of her routines. >> reporter: but with the help of an intensive education program, jodi was able to get specialized attention.
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>> we're extremely lucky to have got into a program where my child was able to access exactly what she needed. >> reporter: because of that program, jodi is flourishing. >> we picked up early on that she is very interesting in music. anything she would hear on tv or on the radio station, she would just walk over to her keyboard and start playing. i think through music and through song, it's making herself known. >> reporter: and thursday night, she did just that. >> hello, everybody. i'm gonna play "firework" by one of my favorite singers, katy perry. ♪ ♪ do you ever feel like a plastic bag ♪ ♪ drifting through the wind wanting to start again? ♪ ♪ do you ever feel feel so paper-thin ♪
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♪ like a house of cards one blow from caving in? ♪ ♪ do you ever feel already buried deep? ♪ ♪ six feet under screams but no one ♪ ♪ seems to hear a thing do you know that there's ♪ ♪ still a chance for you 'cause there's a spark in you ♪ ♪ you just gotta ignite the light, and let it shine ♪ ♪ just own the night like the fourth of july ♪ ♪ 'cause, baby you're a firework ♪ ♪ come on show 'em what you're worth ♪ ♪ make 'em go "oh, oh, oh" ♪ ♪ as you shoot across the sky ♪ ♪ baby, you're a firework
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come on ♪ ♪ let your colors burst make 'em go ♪ ♪ "oh, oh, oh" you're gonna leave 'em ♪ ♪ falling down down, down ♪ >> truly an inspirational moment. we thank you, jodi. and jodi's with us now. the money raised for the benefit goes to programs like the one that taught jodi how to play music. you with watch the show, comedy central sunday night. please, call in to pledge. i'll be manning the phone banks, with stars like tom hanks, who will hopefully keep it clean. jodi, i know you love to perform. and i understand you have a special one for us right now. "tomorrow," from annie. here she is, everybody. ♪ the sun will come out tomorrow
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bet your bottom dollar ♪ ♪ that tomorrow there'll be sun ♪ ♪ just thinking about tomorrow clears away the cobwebs ♪ ♪ and the sorrow till there's none ♪ ♪ when i'm stuck with a day that's gray and lonely ♪ ♪ i just stick up my chin and grin and say ♪ ♪ oh ♪ the sun will come out tomorrow so you gotta hang on ♪ ♪ till tomorrow come what may ♪ ♪ tomorrow, tomorrow
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i love you, tomorrow ♪ ♪ you're only a day away
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with one phenomenal song, ryan bingham's song changed. it won him an oscar, a grammy and a golden globe. his new album "tomorrowland." he's here to perform for us. ryan, the oscar, the grammy, the golden globe. how did it affect your life in the end? >> well, you know, at the beginning, it was so surreal to when we first found out. me and my wife kind of laughed hysterically for a few hours. we couldn't really believe that that was happening to somebody like me. you know, so, my personal life's still very much the same.
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i go about my everyday life the same way. >> do you find your motivations are the same, especially with the new album coming out? what was the plan for it? >> it's about life and the things i go through. kind of growing up and the places i travel around to. it's about writing about those experiences when you get home. >> will you play one for us? >> yeah. >> it's going to be "the heart of rhythm." from the new album, "tomorrowland." ladies and gentlemen, ryan bingham. ♪ come on, honey let me turn you on ♪ ♪ let's get it right from the start ♪ ♪ we got us more than silver and gold
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we got a heart full of rhythm and rock 'n' roll ♪ ♪ something's shaking and it just won't stop ♪ ♪ let's get to moving before they call the cops ♪ ♪ so come on, honey won't you take my hand ♪ ♪ we got a heart full of rhythm and they don't understand ♪ ♪ i'll give you more than silver and gold ♪ ♪ i got a heart full of rhythm and rock 'n' roll ♪ ♪ lay me down 'cause i'm your man ♪ ♪ i don't take much from understand this love ♪ ♪ come on, honey let's turn it on ♪ ♪ get it right from the start ♪ ♪ our love will never be bought or sold ♪ ♪ we got a heart full of rhythm and rock 'n' roll ♪ ♪ come on, honey we got nothing to lose ♪ ♪ we got the country and the rhythm and the blues ♪ ♪ we ain't living in a promise land ♪ ♪ we got a heart full of rhythm
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in a wonder land ♪ ♪ i'll give you more than silver and gold ♪ ♪ i got a heart full of rhythm and rock 'n' roll ♪ ♪ lay me down 'cause i'm your man ♪ ♪ it will take just a little bit longer ♪ ♪ it doesn't take long to understand this love ♪ ♪ with a heart full of rhythm and rock 'n' roll ♪ ♪ come on, honey let me turn you on ♪ ♪ let's get it right from the start ♪ ♪ our love will never be bought or sold ♪ ♪ we got a heart full of rhythm
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and rock 'n' roll ♪ ♪ we got come on, honey we got nothing to lose ♪ ♪ we got the country and the rhythm and the blues ♪ ♪ i told you, honey no uh that i'm your man ♪ ♪ i got a heart full of rhythm and they don't understand ♪ ♪ i'll give you more than silver and gold i got a heart full of rhythm and rock 'n' roll ♪ ♪ tell me, honey now that i'm your man ♪ ♪ lay me down a little bit longer ♪ ♪ it don't take much to understand this love ♪ ♪ with a heart full of rhythm and rock 'n' roll ♪
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"gma," final shoutout to d.j. spinderella. thank you so much. and thank you, jodi. >> you made our week, jodi.
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good morning i'm eric thomas. san francisco police are searching for one suspect after a car fleeing police ran a red light and smashed into a taxicab this morning this was franklin and eddy seats where police nabbed one after they say gunshots were fired at them from the car running from a traffic stop. the taxicab driver suffered nonlife-threatening injuries, no officers were hit. big story cooler today, 12 to 20° cooler than yesterday's record-setting temperatures clouds stubborn along the coast and parts of the bay, 60s there. 70s inland. cooler next week with a healthy chance of rain monday and tuesday. >> gentleman problem north 280 at 380 peninsula, eastbound 580 before that debris in the road caused accident. don't forget san mateo bridge closure 10:00

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